Clearly, Telus still does not have a handle on restoring Telus email to full functionality. This morning, I was unable to access email via either pop3 or telus webmail. The former kept timeing out and the latter refused to load. About an hour later, pop3 was able to access email but downloaded at slower than a snail's pace while Telus webmail loaded but was not functional. frozen. Another hour and both appear to be operational again.
This is becoming a daily occurrence and it is completely unacceptable. For me, it has reached the point where the pablum like posts from ET designed to assure customers that all will be well are far more irritating than they are comforting. It is far past the time when Telus should have fixed this problem once and for all. Instead, what we get are additional and preventable issues such as expired certificates.
When you say that telus fixed the expired certificate issue from Tuesday, did they issue a new certificate and/or change the settings that have to be input to make the email account part of an email client like Thunderbird or Outlook etc? I opted on Tuesday to make the expired certificate an exception on Thunderbird in order to stop a persistent popup window but have no idea if that creates a security issue. Can anyone provide the settings for the new certificate? If Telus has posted them somewhere I have yet to find them.
You need do nothing more to use your email. There are no settings for them to adjust.
It is like you getting into into a car of a friend, who’s driver’s license has just expired. Do you still trust his/her driving skills? Do you need do anything for the next trip, once the new driver’s license is in their possession?
Through your email client, you accepted you still trusted the Telus email server, even though it could not produce a current, valid certificate.
This seems like it goes down almost weekly. We run a business and use telus webmail for it, when its down it bounces emails. You guys need to get this sorted out, email isn't new technology its been around for decades.
Is anyone else still getting intermittent rejected logins for POP3 ? This still happens to me several times each day.
After prompting from @ET in a private message I contacted telus support yet again last week spending almost a hour on hold and being transferred around. Telus said they understood are working on it, promising a call back the next morning. I never received any call and the problem persists.
By the way, I find your posts generally very informative.
It has been 3 weeks since I posted here, but my issues remain the same.
Anyway, to answer your question no, that particular error is rare for me now.
Here all of mine since this issue started:
2019-08-08 14:55:51.839425 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-09 14:31:28.816073 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-11 18:59:54.616298 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-12 16:39:28.389969 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-18 13:56:33.124541 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-18 13:56:48.962321 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-18 16:25:36.775556 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-18 16:25:50.091978 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-19 23:56:34.277566 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-26 10:17:53.236079 ... -ERR LOGIN failed 2019-08-31 15:08:35.299271 ... -ERR system failure: unable to lookup account via query:... message: LDAP error: - unable to get connection: ldap host=: An I/O error occurred while trying to read the response from the server: java.net.SocketException: Connection reset I know I have had the LDAP error at least twice, and do not know why they all are not in my logs. 2019-08-16 17:07:15.948468 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 17:07:27.959288 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 17:07:44.149886 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 17:15:25.738222 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 17:15:30.280269 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 17:49:56.213860 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 17:50:05.830040 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 18:20:03.286617 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 21:51:12.184197 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 23:01:52.421506 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-16 23:01:57.097358 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 07:28:56.755172 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 07:29:00.167831 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 08:40:46.192335 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 09:45:35.006656 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 11:41:43.123806 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 11:41:47.436285 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 14:30:05.978361 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 14:30:08.942295 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 22:12:42.149489 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 22:12:46.022813 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 23:12:03.823884 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-17 23:12:07.215026 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-18 00:08:08.424196 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-18 00:08:14.854433 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-18 01:16:25.702022 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-18 01:16:36.399135 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-18 08:40:46.187226 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-08-29 23:02:10.384180 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-09-05 19:59:27.459243 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-09-07 20:13:17.714202 ... -ERR internal server error 2019-09-14 10:16:31.279269 ... -ERR internal server error There are simply too many of these to list them all (up from 10 3 weeks ago): 2019-09-16 10:29:09.436512 ...-ERR deleted 0/20 message(s)
For SMTP (send): I do not think there has been an issue since this:
2019-08-16 23:05:14.733500 ... cmsmtp ESMTP server temporarily not available
I use Thunderbird, which has not been generating these error messages with POP3. However, I continue to experience timeouts, after which nothing happens. Sometimes, after a timeout, a message will download if I click "Get Messages" again. In all cases the procedure is very slow, especially if there is more than one message to download.
With outlook I can turn off the requester so I don't see the failed logins. I suspect many other people are having the POP3 problems but are just not aware of it. I leave the requester enabled so I can tell the difference between not having any clients contacting me and having emails waiting but being unable to retrieve them. An important distinction.
BTW I also experience the long delays in retrieving mail and Yesterday for several hours AVG complained about expired certificates. The certificate problem has gone away this morning.
@ET Could you please forward my disappointment to Telus for making promises to call me (and others) back and failing to follow through.
It's pretty apparent from events over the past month+ that Telus does not regard their email service as a key service. Problems still not resolved, communications and updates infrequent, vague, and worthless. Well past time for us to transfer our emails over to another service, and this is underway. Assuming that you can log into your Telus email account by Telus Webmail. you can readily set up for all incoming emails to also be forwarded to another email address (we use gmail). Our experience is that incoming emails to the Telus email are almost immediately forwarded to this alternate email account, so good. The email also still resides in the Telus email account as well, for what it is worth. So at least you get prompt notification of new stuff. We reply from our gmail account, and request that all future correspondence occur directly with our gmail account. Over time as we get people transferred over, we can ultimately phase out our Telus email account.
Access to historical info in our Telus email account is more problematic. We can now more reliably log into the account via Webmail, and it is faster and less likely to time out, but anytime we try and do anything like delete emails or whatever, Webmail reports a network error. Although Telus now reports less than ,5% of accounts still have problems, we seem to be part of that lucky .5%. In Webmail we still see a folder with the strange name Recovery2019, but no one can tell us what this is. Telus tech support wait time is currently running over an hour, and once you finally do get through they are unable to really say much other than "how hard this is being worked on", and it should be fixed "real soon". Until we get Webmail access working reliably, we consider it pointless to try and get our desktop PC Outlook assess to Telus email IMAP working.
We received a Telus email weeks ago stating that the account had been fixed, but this email was clearly wrong. Tech support in the following weeks confirmed that our email was still on the list as a problem. We have NEVER been contacted by phone, email, etc about our situation or any compensation. (We still do get sales calls trying to sell us on new or upgraded services, contract extension, etc - ARE YOU KIDDING ME ??!!!)
I do note that our August bill shows a strange "Student Discount" credit to totally offset the internet portion of our bill (we also have landline phone, TV, and mobile services and are still billed as usual for those. I can only assume that Student Discount is a means by which to acknowledge the email problem and zero our bill. YMMV !!!
I hope that others may find something within these comments that may be of assistance to them. Clearly we are all on our own.
Mail is working for me currently. Both webmail and Thunderbird. What error are you seeing? How are you trying to access your mail?
@Nighthawk POP3/Outlook , I posted a screenshot of the requester recently and many more detail in previous posts. About an hour later I was able to log on. Outlook checks for new mail a few times an hour and seldom has gone 2 hrs without a failed login today.